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Junior Olympic Wall Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,000'
Location: 39.1198, -106.69728 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: DavidHH on Aug 6, 2007  with updates from Parker Wrozek
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Description 

This is a south-facing cliff on the way to the Opening Ceremonies Wall and the Olympic Wall. When you are headed up to Olympic Wall, you pass right by this wall. It offers a good place to warm up for the harder routes up top, or a decent place for beginners to either TR or sport climb some easier routes.

Getting There 

Park at the Grotto Wall parking area. Walk up the road, (heading towards Twin Lakes not Aspen), for about 300 yards. Be very careful while doing this, because the road is very tight, and there is really no good place to walk while cars come screaming down the pass. After the 300 yards, look on the north, (left), side of the road for a cairn and a good climber's trail. Follow the cairns because they are the path of least resistance. After heading up the final steep slope, the trail eases a little, and you are there.

Per D. Scott Clark: 1. Outrageous Overhang Wall, 100 feet up from the road, continue following cairns to the left to get to the other areas.

2. Climb the scree/steep path till you come to a faint fork. Go right/straight up for Thindependence and V2.

3. Go left, and then follow the steep trail to Junior Olympic Wall.

4. Continue left past Junior Olympic Wall, and arrive in the middle of Opening Ceremony Wall.

5. Olympic Wall and Bedrock are to the right from Opening Ceremony Wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Junior Olympic Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Junior Olympic Wall:
Go!   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Go! The approximate line in red.

Go! 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Colorado : Independence Pass : ... : Junior Olympic Wall
This is the [second] furthest route to the climber's right. Follow 5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor with chains. I put this at 5.9 because that's what the FA rated it, but I felt like it is more like 9+. I don't think there is a move harder than 9, but it's pretty consistent 9 moves, and it's difficult to get off your hands. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By D. Scott Clark
From: Boulder
Jun 12, 2017
Directions for this place are terrible. Here's my attempt at something that makes sense.

1. Outrageous Overhang Wall, 100ft up from the road, continue following cairns to the left to get to the other areas.

2. Climb the scree/steep path till you come to a faint fork. Go right/straight up for Thindependence and V2.

3. Go left and then follow the steep trail to Junior Olympic Wall.

4. Continue left past Jr O wall and arrive in the middle of Opening Ceremony Wall.

5. Olympic Wall and Bedrock are to the right from OC Wall.

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